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Local teen thanks EMT workers for saving her during Fleet Week

Posted at 10:12 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 18:36:02-04

WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Nineteen-year-old Ashley Will was enjoying Fleet Week with her father, Michael Bananos, on Sunday, when she fainted and was saved by some special first responders. Will was in line for an FDNY calendar signing when she passed out.

Bananos said it was the EMT crews from the FDNY calendar who stepped in to save his daughter, carrying her to an ambulance, which then rushed her to Mount Sinai. Will was treated for dehydration and released later that day.

"We were scrolling through Facebook [when we got home], and realized that the girls that saved her were calendar girls," Bananos said. "We came back to thank them. We took pictures with them and really appreciate the work that they did. And we were very happy to see them again."

Bananos said the firefighters recognized his daughter right away and hugged her. Bananos and his daughter are now writing a letter to the FDNY and Mayor Bill De Blasio to recognize their good work.